SOURCE: Genius Brands International, Inc.

Genius Brands International, Inc.

November 17, 2014 09:00 ET

Genius Brands International Names PBS Distribution as Home Entertainment Licensing Partner for Baby Genius®

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2014) - Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTCQB: GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching "content with a purpose" for toddlers to tweens, has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment (DVD, CD, and digital) licensing partner for its award-winning Baby Genius® library of more than 500 songs and 125 music videos, as well as for new content that is planned. The announcement was made today by Amy Moynihan Heyward, President, Genius Brands International, and Debbie Ries, Managing Director of Children's Distribution for PBS Distribution.

"PBS Distribution is the perfect partner to help us re-launch Baby Genius entertainment and significantly expand retail distribution of its substantial catalogue of songs and videos throughout the U.S. and Canada," said Moynihan Heyward. "With our shared commitment to providing quality entertainment, we look forward to reintroducing this quality line of entertainment for toddlers, which will include refreshed content, as well as lots of new material that will be introduced early next year."

"Baby Genius has an evergreen catalogue of classic nursery rhymes, learning songs, holiday songs, and so much more that fills an ongoing demand from parents who are always looking for entertainment that inspires and enriches," said Ries. "The Baby Genius brand reflects the level of content we wish to represent, and we look forward to working the Genius Brands' team to introduce the brand to an all new generation of toddlers."

Earlier this year, Genius Brands International unveiled fun and fresh updates to the Baby Genius signature characters designed by celebrated artist and self-described professional doodler Todd Goldman as part of an overall brand re-launch that includes new designs, new products, and new entertainment. With a powerful distribution partner such as PBS Distribution, the company expects to dramatically increase distribution and retail sales of this popular and evergreen content at all major retail outlets.

About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Genius Brands International "GBI" (OTCQB: GNUS) is a publicly traded global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia content for toddlers to tweens. Led by award-winning creators and producers CEO Andy Heyward and President Amy Moynihan Heyward, GBI creates "content with a purpose," meaning content that is as entertaining as it is enriching. GBI's growing library of content includes the award-winning Baby Genius, Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab and Stan Lee's Mighty 7, the first project from Stan Lee Comics, a joint venture with legendary Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment.

A Squared Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genius Brands International, is a brand management and licensing company that represents 3rd party properties across a broad range of categories in territories around the world. The company currently represents Psycho Bunny, a luxury apparel line; From Frank, a humor greeting card and product line; Elecktro Kids and MIP both from Wowee Toys; Celessence Technologies, the world's leading microencapsulation company; and Archie Comics, celebrating its 75th Anniversary as one of the most successful and beloved comic book brands of all time.

For more information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is a leading media distributor both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for parent companies and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including award-winning documentaries, dramas, and popular children's programming. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming. PBS Distribution is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable and satellite services.

Forward Looking Statements:
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